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MCK Cautions Media Outlets Against Promoting Gambling

The Media Council of Kenya (MCK) has issued a warning to journalists and media organizations on the promotion of gaming activities, including lotteries, betting, and gambling, on various media platforms. MCK Kenya gaming

MCK CEO David Omwoyo highlighted his concern over the growing number of commercials and promotions for gaming-related activities, some of which are not authorized by the Betting Control and Licensing Board (BCLB), in a formal statement.

The announcement was made on 23rd May 2023 in a letter seen by

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Omwoyo counseled media professionals, journalists, and media companies to make sure that only promotions and commercials from gaming companies that have BCLB licenses be broadcast on their platforms. MCK Kenya gaming

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Omwoyo also encouraged reporters to abide by the Kenyan Code of Conduct for the Practice of Journalism, stressing the significance of producing fair, accurate, and impartial reports on topics of public concern.

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